Jiffy Lube Rip-Offs

Submitted by: flipz4 11 years ago in Entertainment
http://mfile.akamai.com/12924/wmv/vod.ibsys.com/2006/0503/9152183.200k.asx
Undercover reporter finds disturbing results.
There are 83 comments:
Male 99
And people wonder why I have always refused to go to Jiffy Lube...
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Female 1,492
This makes me paranoid. As a women, I already have to worry about being ripped off because I guess mechanics don`t think we know much about cars. Thankfully, I have a lot of friends that work on cars, and if they aren`t available to do the repairs themselves, the tell me exactly what I need to get done. I ask as many questions as I can. Again, thankfull all the people I ask questions are able to go into EXTREME detail about what I asked and some other stuff, they even showed me the old parts.
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Male 498
cant be bothred
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Female 86
my boyfriend went to get the oil changed in his eclipse at a jiffy lube and, he only lived like 4 or 5 miles from the place, by the time he got home his car sounded so much like sh*t. so he checked the oil and the thing was completely empty. he called a wrecker and had the eclipse taken back to the same place. by the time everything was said and done, the people paid for the wrecker and put oil in his car as he stood there and watched.
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Female 943
outragous.
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Male 1
i actually heard they use old oil
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Male 5
district manager probably thought the whole plot up, just look at the furtive bastard
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Male 266
I`ve always been thankful that I have 3 mechanics in my family
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Male 55
how cool. i live in canoga park. i drive by those places all the time. now i know to not go in there. i have a friend whos older sister is an assistant manager at a jiffy lube. i think it might be one of those they investigated. im gonna ask her about it.
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Female 269
it sounds like a compay tht sells lubricant....
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Male 63
Wow, holy cow. I`ve seen the same with TV repairs too - scary business. I`d find a local repairman which people have used a lot and just give him a call :)
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Female 406
i was expecting a report about putting anti-freeze in sex lube or sumthing... im very dissapointed
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Female 1,496
If you are going to Jiffy Lube then you deserve what you get. It is well known that they are scam artists. $79 for an oil change with synthetic? I laughed pulled through and went to Wal-Mart. $30 later I had changed my own oil in the parking lot of my apartment complex. Another $10 to dispose of my old oil! SCREW YOU JIFFY LUBE preying on the hopelessly car maintenance impaired! I hope they lost MUCHO buisness.
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Male 3,631
Diversity, anyone?
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Female 430
Maaco is worse I can`t even sart to tell you about that place, why the haven`t had a class action lawsuit is beyond me...
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Male 109
AAAARGH I knew it! Those freaking jiffy lube demons! I hate them!!!! AHH!
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Female 2,074
darn it.
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Male 376
d-aaaa-aaaaaaaaa-mmm-mmmmm!!!!
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Male 90
this is one of those sweet jobs where you catch them in the act and you get to question them and watch them squirm as they try to find a way out of their act even though they know theyre screwed
heres my advice: tell the truth and apologize instead of saying crap like, no im not stephen ayoub,
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Male 150
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Female 147
I got my last oil change at Jiffy Lube just because I wanted the Early Bird Special. They tried to pull a fast one (they did the work, but they tried to charge regular price).

Anyway, I caught him, and he pretended like the price I told him was what he actually quoted. I never saw that particular guy again, and the other employees treated me like gold the rest of the time. Makes me wonder if they were worried I`d report them. :-P

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Male 1,866
why does it not work for me?
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Male 598
5 words, DONT GO TO JIFFY LUBE
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Female 207
jiffy lube sux. if u got a lambs tire and auto to there! its good and got good prices. and i know the sons of the guy who owns it
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Female 269
why is it called jiffy lube?
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Male 243
stupid bastards deserve to die and go to hell and whatever comes next and is even worse.
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Male 2,720
As dragon mentioned... ask for the old parts.
And ideally, know your vehicle somewhat, and watch them do the work.
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Female 4
had the same thing happen to me once...never going back to those rats again!!
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Male 59
i think my dad went to a jiffy lube a couple days ago. i hope they didnt rip him off.
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Female 799
There bad.
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Male 161
lol, don`t buy stock in Jiffy Lube.
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Female 2,552
It asked me to install something..?
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Female 395
wow
thats crazy, theres one i always go to right next to my house...
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Male 1,882
This is not an isolated issue, I assure you. My parents have experienced similar problems. DO NOT shop at Jiffy Lube.
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Male 205
Jiffy Lube is a ripoff to begin with. Bastards.
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Female 344
Drangon91 thanx for thee tips and this is why we get my grandpa to fix our car becuase we can trust him and people theres a thing called D.I.Y
and we should all try it out!
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Male 994
Like they`ll really take care of it
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Female 184
Ha, that mustve been seriously embarrassing to get caught out like that.
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Male 338
This is not surprising. Everyone who went to a car shop has probably been ripped off atleast twice. Car dealers and car shops are the number one most notorious jobs picked by the American populace.
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Female 1,468
How sweet to see those bastards get caught on tape.
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Male 616
Everytime I see this one manager at Jiffy Lube, I would pay him "under the table" so that I would only have to pay $20 for their "signature service". So, I knew they were shady to begin with. But after watching this, who knows what they were doing to my car!
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Male 2,513
I had a freind, Mr. Morris, on the inside of the whole Jiffy Lube conspiracy. This was a few years ago but even then he told me to never take my car to Jiffy Lube, and he WORKED THERE! He would tell me all kinds of stories just like this one where someone would pay for a service and it wasn`t done. Most of the time just because the mechanics were too lazy to do the actual work they would just take the money, pretend to work on the car, then give it back. Like that fuel filter change the guy asked for in the clip. He mentioned having to drop down the gas tank in order to be able to replace it. This is not an easy task and so they just don`t do it. Unacceptable by any business`s standards and practices, even outside the US. I hope we see the BBB and the SEC involved in this.
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Male 251
Ya with a name "Jiffy Lube" they don`t have the time to do it. So they do a half ass*ed job.
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Female 146
A big Nelson HAHA.
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Male 1,420
"silly. thats like leaving your keys in your car and complaining that someone stole it. Obviously it is immoral to steal a car, but its going to happen. If you`re stupid enough to believe the tripe mechanics say then you deserve to be robbed."
no, thats nothing what it is like.
this is payin someone to clean the inside of your car, but they steal it to do their errands then give it back to you. theres a big difference.
either way, how else would you get your car fized? do it yourself? good luck.
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Female 1,398
luckily, my dad repairs our car by himself. And it costs maybe an hour of work, like 40 bucks. So we don`t have to worry about that :D
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Male 448
O jiffy lube RIP off...
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Female 1,398
luckily, my dad repairs our car by himself. And it costs maybe an hour of work, like 40 bucks. So we don`t have to worry about that :D
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Female 850
oh and 10bears you are an idiot.
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Female 850
Dragon and Pepper have the right idea. If you watch them they won`t pull this poo.
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Female 370
LOL Walmart does that. They told my friend they were going to change his oil for like $50 and he got his car back and noticed that it was driving like it needed an oil change (you can feel the difference). So he opened the hood and checked the oil himself, only to find it bone dry. So follow dragon91`s tips, they seem really helpful!
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Female 797
My car`s lighting was messed up so it was taken to carmax. When it came back from the shop the lighting still wasn`t working right. And it cost almost $60. What a rip off.
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Male 43
hah, for once my paranoia has come in handy. I do all that stuff you guys were talking about earlier (recording mileage and asking to see old parts, etc.) I also refuse to go anywhere when they`re working on my car I`ll bring lunch and a lawn chair with me and just relax for a little while.
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Female 572
"So they stiffed you?"
"They stiffed us."
"Stiffed in 5 out of 9 shops?"
"Yes, stiffed good and proper"

<or something like that>

hahahaha.:-D I`m sure they did that on purpose.

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Male 488
here in the UK, any sentence containing "Jiffy Lube" and "I`ve been stiffed", can`t help but raise a smile ;-)
You darn yanks make us laugh
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Male 2,372
Wow.

"Jiffy Lube" indeed!

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Male 144
alrght, im going to school to be an auto technician, so this crap just pisses me off. If my teacher ever found out that i did that to one of our customers, id probably be kicked form the school by the end of that day.
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Male 16
silly. thats like leaving your keys in your car and complaining that someone stole it. Obviously it is immoral to steal a car, but its going to happen. If you`re stupid enough to believe the tripe mechanics say then you deserve to be robbed.
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Male 2,057
there are none of those in Europe
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Male 2,567
ooo Owned lol
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Male 1,217
lol punked.
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Female 207
The name reminds me a bit of a sex shop...
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Female 297
how can you trust a company called `jiffy lube` anyway?
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Male 29
i`ll second midas i go there and have never had a problem and everything is in writhing before any work ever gets done
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Female 207
And that, lovelies, is why I take the bus.
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Male 51
I always had a weird feeling about jiffy lube.

go to midas. i heard they`re incredibly honest.

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Male 1,265
Surprise, surprise, everyone`s drating crooked.
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Male 525
I use to work in an auto shop(not jiffy lube) and let me tell you they`re not all crooks. We ran a good honest business. If you paid for it you got it. So don`t go thinking all auto places are out to rip ya off.

Tips:
Ask to see the old parts.
Know your car and what it needs.
Stick around and watch the work or come back early to see them finish it.
If you don`t know what the are saying ask questions. If they can`t answer them then telll them no.
If they say your car needs something ask them to show you. Seeing it for yourself makes it easier to know if you really need it.
Record your mileage, ect before dropping it off. A few miles for test driving in some cases is normal, but more then 5 I`d ask questions.
Lastly get everything in writing. Otherwise the supposed garrenties could just disappear and then you have no proof.

~dragon~

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Male 1
AHAHHAHA I work at wal-mart and I know people have been getting F`ed in the A at Jiffy Lube for a long time. I see examples of their work and I get their angry customers all the time.
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Male 555
BURN ALL THE JIFFY LUBES TO THE GROUND!!
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Female 1,972
Having just been thru a similar screwing, my rage is barely containable...the jasper trans i paid for wasnt installed, a junker was & my car was returned with a toll violation, broken window, a flashlight, teddy bear was stolen- all the while professed the car was immobile (despite an extra 750 miles on it)- but the choad LEFT HIS F*NG CD`S IN MY CD CADDY!

There will be hell to pay!

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Male 33
Imagine what kind of feeling it was for the guy to get busted!!

I just got an oil change a week ago to! 3 hours was an aufwul long time, even for a que line..

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Male 5
i knew it. mystery solved.
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Male 1,385
busted
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Female 29
That`s why I always watch with anything they do. And make them show me everything they change and such. I ask to see the old one if they are replacing something and usually take the old part with me. I just know being a woman it is more likely for me to get ripped of at places like this so I try to take extra care to make sure the work I paid for actually gets done.
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Male 555
I AM FILLED WITH VENGEFUL RAGE
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Male 8
never bring my sl 500 there again
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Female 648
I`m honestly starting to wonder if ALL car places are like this. I get my car work done at an entirely different chain and honestly? The thing rumbles or breaks down WAY more often than it should. It`s only a 2000. Common! :P Having the dumb thing fixed every two months or whatever is starting to cost MORE than just buying a brand new CAR!
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Male 4,431
Yeah, definitely messed up. I mean, seriously. Why not just do the freakin` work?
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Male 2,958
"Well jiffy lube confirmed to us in this e-mail that I printed off just to show to the camera even though you probably won`t be able to read it, that was the district manager."
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Male 278
yea it is
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Male 12
wow...that`s pretty messed up
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Male 266
Link: Jiffy Lube Rip-Offs [Rate Link] - Undercover reporter finds disturbing results.
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